Program 119

AIRDATE:03/16/04

PROMO: Since November, Edmonton inventors and entrepreneurs have been working hard to develop superb business plans for the 2nd Annual VenturePrize competition. With their sights set on $140,000 worth of prizes, the finalists are now preparing to pitch their ideas to a panel of nine venture capitalists.

Semi-finalists: Julian Lambert, TerraNotes, Michael Kouritzin, Random Knowledge, Rajan Gupta, SciMed, Fraser Gallop, Onware, Larry Schindel, ChemSonics, Bryan Armstrong,Cleanit Greenit, Derek Gilboe, Prodont
Mentors: Don Murphy, Blackstone, Ted Heidrick, UofA, and Nizar Somji, Matrikon
Sponors:Ron Gilbertson, ARC and Kurian Tharakan, PWC
Judge: Kerry Brown, Foundation Equity Corp
Organizer: Allan Scott, EDE

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TITLE: Ron Gilbertson, Vice President, New Venture, Alberta Research Council
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TITLE: Kurian Tharakan, Director of Client Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
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TITLE: Nizar Somji, President, Matrikon Inc
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TITLE: Don Murphy, Vice President of Business Development, Blackstone Multimedia Corporation
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TITLE: Dr. Ted Heidrick, Ernest E & Gertrude Poole Professor in Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering/Faculty of Business, University of Alberta
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TITLE: Larry Schindel, President and Director of Business Development, ChemSonics Ltd
SUBJECT: #119 VenturePrize Competition
SYNOPSIS: ChemSonics is a provider of ultrasound cleaning services for large-scale equipment in the oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, and pulp and paper industries.

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TITLE: Julien Lambert, CEO TerraNotes
SUBJECT: #119 VenturePrize Competition
SYNOPSIS: TerraNotes is a geophysical software solution for the 3D analysis of shallow subsurface soil strata for environmental, engineering and construction sites.

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TITLE: Dr. Rajan Gupta, President, Scimed Laboratories Inc.
SUBJECT: #119 VenturePrize Competition
SYNOPSIS: SciMed Laboratories offers services in nutritional analysis, and has recently developed two diagnostic kits that analyze vitamin A and vitamin D in less time and at less cost than the current method.

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TITLE: Dr. Michael Kouritzin, President, Random Knowledge and Professor, Mathematics, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #119 VenturePrize Competition
SYNOPSIS: Random Knowledge Inc. offers an Investment BackBone and high margin products in the areas of network security, fraud detection and finance based on mathematical algorithms.

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TITLE: Fraser Gallop, Executive Vice President, Onware Software Inc
SUBJECT: #119 VenturePrize Competition
SYNOPSIS: Onware Software is a provider of collaborative Internet applications that support the inter-organizational and inter-group interactions of architectural and engineering firms, project managers, educational institutions, research groups and event organizers.

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TITLE: Bryan Armstrong, Vice president, Finance and Operations, Cleanit Greenit Composting System Inc.
SUBJECT: #119 VenturePrize Competition
SYNOPSIS: Cleanit Greenit Composting System Inc. specializes in the composting of industrial and commercial organic wastes and the production of Grade A soil amendment products.

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TITLE: Derek Gilboe, President and CEO, Prodont Inc
SUBJECT: #119 VenturePrize Competition
SYNOPSIS: Prodont Inc. offers development and marketing of systems based on patented technology for metal loss in surface petrochemical and down-hole oil and gas environments.

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TITLE: Kerry Brown, President and CEO, Foundation Equity Corporation
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